Latest Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Stories

Former Astronaut Wins Contract For Interstellar Travel Research
2012-01-06 12:30:23

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has chosen a former NASA astronaut to lead a foundation designed to advance space travel, reports Sharon Weinberger of BBC News. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman to go into space, was chosen to lead the project known as the 100-Year Starship. The 100-Year Starship project's goal is to create a foundation that can last 100 years in order to help foster the research needed for interstellar travel. Jemison's team won...

Air Force Spaceplane Could Be 'Spying On China'
2012-01-05 12:38:47

According to a report by Spaceflight, the classified X-37B U.S. Air Force spaceplane is most likely spending its time in orbit spying on China. The X-37B launched into orbit in March of last year and has not returned to Earth yet.  The Pentagon refused to discuss its mission, but amateur space trackers say its path around the globe is nearly identical to China's spacelab. "Space-to-space surveillance is a whole new ball game made possible by a finessed group of sensors and sensor...

UFO Sighting In Kansas? Not So Fast!
2011-12-22 09:49:10

Residents of Cowley County Kansas want to know what that unidentified object was that traveled through town atop a police escorted semi-truck earlier this week. The truck, loaded with a 30-foot wide, tarp-covered, oddly shaped object, driving through town caused many locals to joke that it might have been a UFO or some top-secret aircraft, reports Benjamin Radford for MSNBC. Cowley county sheriff, Don Read, claimed he was not allowed to divulge much about the mysterious craft, though he...

2011-08-23 12:49:57

  Nearly six months after being delivered to the International Space Station aboard the STS-133 Discovery mission, Robonaut 2 successfully passed its first test on Monday, making it the first human-like robot to become a resident of the outpost 220 miles above Earth. The test involved powering up all of Robonaut´s systems, but the robot was not commanded to move; engineers said that will occur next week. A member of the team tweeted under the name @AstroRobonaut...

2011-07-28 00:01:01

Contract awarded from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) to mZeal Communications and Integral System to work on the System F6 concept. Fitchburg, MA., (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 mZeal Communications, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a $1.2M prime contract with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to construct the Mission-Aware Network Architecture for Small-Satellite Adaptive Systems (MANASSAS). MANASSAS was competitively selected by DARPA within...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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